BORNO: SHETTIMA DONATES 30 BUSES TO SCHOOLS
Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima has donated 30 buses for smooth conveyance of both public and private schools students to and from home to schools within Maiduguri and Jere local government areas of the state.
Shettima said the 112 seater buses purchased between six and seven thousand dollar was his personal donation to the growth of education in the state looking at the fact that parents have been struggling with taking and also returning their children home from school, which he believe the gesture would go a long way to cushion their suffering.
He said if the buses prove to serve well, government will consider buying more for distribution to schools across major towns to reduce the hardship being faced by students who sometimes trek long distance to attend school in some local government areas of the state.
“We are all product of public schools and we know what we all went through as students as well as parent and therefore, we need to work hard for the betterment of our people and our children to make our state a better place for the education of our future generation.” Governor Kashim said
Speaking on how the vehicles donated would be supervise for a better services to the students, commissioner for education, Hon. Musa Inuwa Kubo said that the ministry of education have work out how the buses are going to be handle as the Borno Express Corporation will take charge of serving and handling of the vehicle to give better services as expected.
He while the Borno Express would oversee the handling of the vehicles, the ministry of education would be responsible for the maintenance of the vehicles.
He said “ We have 30 vehicles in all, 20 long vehicles which would be responsible for the conveyance of the students from home to schools and back home, and the other 10 18 seater would be given to schools that are in dear need of school buses for their day to day work as some schools particularly in Chibok local government for example, which is in need of a school bus. Such schools, we would give a bus to ease their problem.” The commissioner said.